Thursday, May 21, 2015

Much more than a reprieve

Premium Times reports: The brigade commander of the 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola, Adamawa State, Victor, Ebhaleme, has been acquitted by a general court martial holding at the 9 brigade officer’s mess, Ikeja cantonment.
Mr. Ebhaleme, a colonel, was accused of failing to ensure that support weapons approved for units under his brigade were collected.
He was arraigned on a lone count charge of negligent performance of military duty under section 62b of the Armed Forces Act.
A military source told PREMIUM TIMES that available evidence in court showed that there was no such approval for the weapons.
The colonel was arraigned alongside 21 other officers including a Brigadier-General, J.O Komolafe, on January 19.
That is not all.
Also, a different general court martial convened to try a Brigadier General, Enitan Ransome Kuti, and four other senior officers, blamed for the loss of Baga in Borno State, to Boko Haram insurgents in January, is expected to resume sitting Thursday.

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